Recent high school graduates aren’t the only students attending college. Campuses around the country are welcoming veterans returning from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, “resulting in a significant surge in college enrollment,” according to WORLD News Group on Nov. 11, Veterans Day 2014.
Colleges saw a similar scenario on a larger scale before World War II ended via the G.I. Bill. Then, “2.3 million veterans attended colleges and universities,” WORLD reported. Under the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, “877,000 people, mainly veterans and their dependents, have received $23.7 billion in education benefits.” WORLD gets the latter stat from The New York Times.
The result is more colleges are establishing veteran’s centers with support services and there are more resources for veterans and their families. For a list of ten military and veterans scholarships, read
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